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Eat, Drink and …Raise Money for Albion in the Community

We’re delighted to be able to announce that The Bull has formed a new fundraising partnership with Albion in the Community – the official charity of Brighton and Hove Albion football club. The plan is for us to work together on an on-going programme of fundraising and community events to support the great work AITC do in using the power of football to change lives.  We were really inspired looking at the amazing things they do locally for people of all ages and abilities – take a look at the good work they do here  We hope you’ll be happy to join us in supporting them during this Christmas season through our discretionary donations on food bills and festive events.

Ding Dong Merrily Sing Carols with us on Sunday 16th December

This is the night that always gets us feeling properly Christmassy – come and drink some mulled cider, have a mince pie and sing your heart out to a selection of seasonal songs and carols.  We’ve got the school choir from Downlands Community School joining us this year in the bar for a fun festive evening to raise money for Albion in the Community and get you in the holiday mood.  Join us at 6pm, grab a song sheet and join us at the bar or by the fire – it’s always a lovely night we look forward to seeing you.

Winner of an Early Christmas Present – a night away with us!

Thank you to everyone that signed up to our newsletter in October – which gave all our subscribers a special code for a half price stay – and also automatically entered you in to a prize draw for a free night away on us.   We’re happy to announce that Sarah Jones has won the prize – we look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy using your early Christmas present!

Look out for a new competition coming soon in the New Year.

Have a Cracking Christmas Party with us

So we’ve decided it’s officially a party if there’s six or more of you this festive season – so that means you can get your hands on our brilliant three course Christmas party menu!

Book a table to celebrate with us and choose from a choice of starters, mains of traditional turkey with all the trimmings  – to sea bass, pea gnocchi with mussel veloute or wild mushroom and rosemary croquettes with Jerusalem artichoke – all topped off with indulgent desserts (including Christmas pudding and brandy butter of course..) Available from 30th November to 24th December (except Sundays).

Organise a get-together with family, workmates and friends from six of you or more – you can even book our private dining spaces, ‘The Snug’ for up to 12 people or our new ‘Cookhouse’ which can seat up to 18 …and we’ll sort out the crackers.  Book your party online (see Christmas & New Year Section) at or 01273 843 147.

Party like it’s …2018!

Tables are getting booked up for our special New Year’s Eve three course supper – we’re doing two sittings – come early and be the first to the party or book a later slot and have the table for the rest of the evening.  The choice is yours – call us on 01273 843 147 or head online to book your table – or alternatively just join us for drinking and dancing for £25 per head. All profits from ticket sales will go to our chosen charity this year, Albion in the Community.  The ticket price includes a welcome drink of your choice, canapés and live music.   It’s always a really good fun night with some great tunes and a fantastic atmosphere – it was a little bit hard for some people to leave last year we seem to remember as the party kept on going and going…

Christmas Quiz – Bonus Question: Which ocean is Christmas Island in?

Before you’re too full of drink and food to care – use your brains one last time at our Christmas Pub Quiz.  On the December 9th we’ll be holding our last quiz of the year with a bit of a festive feel – there will be some Christmas music and we’ll be handing round the mince pies and serving our mulled cider and homemade Sloe gin behind the bar.

If you know the answer to the question above you’ll probably be doing better than 99% of the people there 😉

Open Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

We’ll be on hand to save you from the cooking the day after the day before and there to look after you the morning after the night before!  Our doors will be open from 11am for drinks and for food 12 midday until 4pm – book your table at and have a well earned rest from cooking and washing up.   Same opening hours again on New Year’s Day – join us for hair of the dog from 11am followed by some comfort food from 12 – 4pm, we’ll make sure our team speak gently to you.

Molly and Amanda’s 3 day Wine Tasting Bender …oops sorry tour. Thanks to Hennings Wine

We weren’t at all jealous looking at the amazing pictures of the beautiful chateaux and vineyards of the Bordeaux region of France as Molly and Amanda ‘enjoyed’ (quite a lot) the hospitality of our good friends at local vintners Hennings wine.  A huge thank you to Hennings for sharing their considerable knowledge and showing us their discoveries and the research that goes in to sourcing such fantastic wines from for The Bull.  We love working with them and are always grateful for their responsiveness to our needs at the pub – and generosity when looking after us on tour.

Highlights of our Year

What a fantastic year it’s been for us at The Bull and we’re so grateful to our amazing customers for all your support.  All our refurbishments have been completed and we were able to open our new bedrooms – taking our total to six (including an interconnecting family suite), we hosted cinema nights, enjoyed getting involved with the London to Brighton Bike Ride and our Village Fair and last but not least – took home the coveted title of Britain’s Best Freehouse at the Great British Pub Awards!   With our good friend local cameraman Tim Hunt we’ve put together a video which we think captures the spirit of The Bull perfectly and gives you a feel of what a year 2018 has been for us… hope you enjoy it.

Give the ideal gift – Vouchers to The Bull

If you’re struggling for that special present for someone – how about the gift of food, drink and relaxation at Britain’s Best Freehouse? We do gift vouchers in denominations of £25 upwards which they can put towards a relaxing stay away or a slap up meal – click here to buy some. If you’d prefer to give a gift with an ‘experience’ we have got together with our friends at Ridgeview to offer a tour around their beautiful vineyards in Ditchling to see where they produce their award-winning sparkling wine (and maybe do some sampling too..) and then back to us for delicious lunch – this gift is available at Not On The High Street

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